- VOA stringer Lucie Umukundwa was forced into hiding and subsequently into exile in August 2006. Within hours of Umukundwa having asked about allegations of harassment of independent journalists at a monthly news conference by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, her brother was severely beaten by unknown assailants. During the attack they made disparaging references to his sister.
Imprisoned in Azerbaijan
Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.
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